Shredder Necks

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  1. auburn-grad

    auburn-grad Member

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    Why do most shredder 'type' guitars have thin necks?.....

    .....it seems to me that the larger necks decrease hand fatigue and you would want that if you were playing 'shredder' type music......
     
  2. swimrunner

    swimrunner Member

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    thinner necks facilitate better hand-behind-the-neck playing
     
  3. gpro34

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    I disagree, if the neck is fat then you need good size hands to reach 22,23,24 frets. A thinner neck with no neck heel makes for great upper access.
     
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    I can shred on an EJ neck, no problem. Im asian though. My hands are smaller than americans. But thinner neck is always a + point.
     
  5. gpro34

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    I can shred on most, but prefer slighly thinner necks. For me hand size is not an issue. I have very large hands, but enjoy the feel of a slightly thinner neck with no glossy finish, just raw wood.
     
  6. Marty s Horne

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    I have average size hands (or smaller) but thin necks have never felt good to me. I like a round full figured neck.
     
  7. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    I have noticed that for me a thinner neck is more comfortable when playing scales in the classical position with my thumb behind the neck. Makes it a bit easier to stretch out on the finger board.
     

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